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Leon Klimiuk

Leon Klimiuk has shown an impressive ability to express himself through his instrument and shown a remarkable technique and elegance in his performance.

Leon Klimiuk performs in Category VII – Clarinet

Watch Leon Klimiuk perform Ernest Chausson “Andante et Allegro” and
Bela Kovacs “Hommage a Zoltan Kodaly”

I was born in 2007 in Poland. I am a student at the Warsaw Music School. I have been studying clarinet for 11 years. I am learning the art of clarinet with Professor Jerzy Czyran.

The clarinet is my great passion and idea for life. I love playing for an audience and passing my music on to others. I love to perfect my instrumental skills over and over again.
I am the winner of more than sixty international and national competitions, in most of them, I won first places and gold awards. I am a three-time Grand Prix winner at: 14th Clarinet Festival in Poland (2021), 2nd International Gloria Artis Music Competition in Vienna (2022) and at the Best Classical Musicians Awards Autumn in London (2022). I also won a Platinum Award in the 2nd Canadian International Music Competition in Montreal (2022). I am also the laureate of numerous special awards.
In past year, I was 1st runner-up in the Grand Final of the Music e-Contest in Estonia, and, among other awards, I won 1st prize in the Nouvelles Etoiles International Music Competition in Paris, 1st prize in the 3rd International Gloria Artis Music Competition in Vienna, Clarinetist of the Year Award Winner 2023 in the London Young Musician of the Year and other competitions in Italy, in France, in Poland, I perform as a soloist, in a chamber ensemble and in an orchestra.

I have given concerts at the Artistic Pool of the Warsaw Chamber Opera, the Royal Castle in Warsaw and in Niepołomice, the Palace in the Royal Łazienki Park, the New World of Music Salon, the Chopin Salon, the Music Academies in Poland and other cultural places. I also took part in the ceremonies for the awarding of Council of Ministers Scholarships, the Finissage of Young Visual Artists. I also received an invitation to participate in the finalist concert of the TV program „Virtuosos V4+", within the event "Mozart Junior Festival" 2022, as a finalist of this program in Hungary. I participated in the XI European Clarinet Congress (2022) , playing concerts during it: as a laureate of competitions, as well as with the International Clarinet Choir.

I perfected my talents during master classes with excellent clarinetists Sharon Kam, Barbara Borowicz, Jessica Bessac, Cecilia Kang, Joë Christophe, Karel Dohnal, Arkadiusz Adamski, Piotr Lato, Thiago Ancelmo, Bogusław Wojciechowski.
Since 2019, I have been a scholarship grantee of the National Children’s Fund’s Gifted program. In 2021, I received a scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for outstanding musical achievements.